Having a rather large list if blogs I follow on a regular basis, I thought today’s top five would be just that: A list of my favorite food blogs. One has a bit if an edge, another demystifies going gluten free, but they all have amazing recipes and are at the top of their food blog game. I’m totally jealous of each of them, to say the least. Read more
Getting more dark, leafy greens into my diet always seems to be a concern. Kale is so good for you, but sometimes is so not fun to eat. Disguising it by making kale chips, or smothering it in avocado are all fine and good, but my favorite way is to make scrambled eggs with a healthy serving of kale, which happen to be delicious when wrapped in warm corn tortillas. Read more
Things have been a bit hectic at FTB lately. Lots of traveling, work, holiday weekends, training for triathlons… and all of these things seemed to have clouded our minds, because we realized Sunday night at 10:46pm that we had nothing scheduled for our Face Off this week. A bit stumped on what to do, we needed something quick and easy since we are both slammed at work, and Susan was heading out to NYC on Wednesday. So instead of facing off on an actual recipe, it was decided we would use a seasonal vegetable and prepare however we wanted. Read more
From time to time, I need something simple. Simple to make, simple flavors, and simple to clean up. Usually this means a bowl of cereal or granola instead of a salad or sandwich for lunch, or heating up an Amy’s Gluten Free Mac n Cheese for dinner. But simple doesn’t have to be tossed in the microwave or come from a box. It can be as easy as turning on the oven, putting water in a pot, and waiting. Read more
Hands down Elizabeth Street Café is my favorite restaurant in Austin, Texas. I visited them on 4 separate occasions during my 9 day vacation in March and I cannot wait to go back in 2014 during our annual SXSW trip. If you find yourself in Austin, make your way to Elizabeth Street Café – lots of Vegan options, even more non-Vegan options that Morgan vouches are “just as mouthwatering.” Read more
I’ve been doing a lot of work travel to New York City lately which means I’ve been trying plenty of NYC Vegan food and loosening my belt a few notches. I decided, while Morgan is away on a weekend trip down in St. Louis, that I would hijack this week’s Friday Top Five and bring you my favorite Vegan foods found in The Big Apple. Happy Friday! Read more
To honor the beginning of grilling season we felt it would be appropriate to try our hand at homemade barbecue sauce to use in our Memorial Day recipes. Both recipes in this Face Off are flavorful in their own unique ways and easy to make. Skip the jars of sauce this year and give homemade barbecue sauce a try, it’s easy. Read more
Time for summer and the grill…finally. Although the weather for our Memorial Day weekend is predicted to be cooler than average, it’s going to be dry which means we’ll get in plenty of outdoor time and will likely be firing up the grill more than once. Good thing I have plenty of BBQ sauce to go around. Read more
Memorial Day kicks off our official grilling season. This means lots of beer and wine drinking, late nights spent on decks and roof tops, and of course eating lots of delicious summer inspired dishes. Here is Chicago, our Memorial Day is shaping up to be sunny and in the mid 60′s. Perfect for outdoor cooking, spending time with friends and family, and making the most of the long weekend. Read more
Where did May go? Memorial Day weekend will be here in just 3 short days; now is the time to start planning for that inevitable BBQ that you will attend or host. Whether you are taking a dish to share at a friends or hosting a small gathering at home , here are some of our past recipes to inspire your BBQ menu. Happy Memorial Day! Read more
Well hello there. Is it time for another Friday Top Five? I think so.
We are always obsessed with Arrested Development and even more-so now that the new season is being released on May 26th!!! In preparation for our Arrested Development Marathon this week our Friday Top Five is dedicated to our favorite Arrested Development quotes, but of course we could not keep it to just 5 – enjoy!
(And for those that haven’t ever watched Arrested Development – start now.) Read more
She taught us kitchen basics, how to (and not to) put on makeup, and pretty much every thing else that matters in life. She is our mom. And lucky for Susan and I, we each have two. Susan’s mom made me pancakes and bacon on Saturday mornings while forts were made and cartoons were watched. She always had amazing cookies, pies and muffins in the oven, which I had no will power to refuse. My mom (and dad), took us on vacations and was always there to pick up unnecessary, but totally necessary, items from William Sonoma and surprise Susan and I with the kitchen gadgets and goodies. She also made us delicious meals and our first ever margaritas. Read more
Meatloaf & Ketchup, so unappetizing sounding, doesn’t look that great, but it sure reminds me of my mom and our homemade dinners. My mother used to whip up one excellent meatloaf for the family – minimal ingredients, yet all the flavor you needed. Smother it with ketchup, serve it up with a starch and a veggie and dinner was on. Read more
While everyone else is making pretty flower arrangements and brunch items to honor their moms, we are making meatloaf. It seemed like the right thing to do. Both of us have fond recollections of eating this from our childhood, and wanted to do something in honor of Mother’s Day…so, here we are, talking about meatloaf. Read more